2003:1293 - Termonfeckin and Baltray, Louth

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Louth Site name: Termonfeckin and Baltray

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 22:41 Licence number: 02E0830

Author: Mary G. O'Donnell and Annette Quin

Site type: Monitoring

ITM: E 713220m, N 781008m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.766354, -6.282665

Monitoring of the Termonfeckin/Baltray sewerage scheme has been ongoing since 2002 and will continue into 2004. In February 2003, three sites of archaeological significance were uncovered. All were located in greenfield sites near to, or within, the medieval village of Termonfeckin (Nos 1291, 03E0236; 1251, 03E0273; and 1250, 03E0162 above). Since August 2003, work has been centred on Baltray and Termonfeckin and has been carried out mainly along roads in both villages.

The stratigraphy along the roads was very disturbed, mainly by modern pipe-laying, although three pits, one of which produced a sherd of late 18th/19th-century pottery, were recorded during work on Thunderhill Road in Termonfeckin. A cobbled surface, possibly part of an earlier roadway, was uncovered in a garden on the western edge of Termonfeckin. Evidence of a cobbled surface was noted immediately to the west of this area in 1991 (Excavations 2000, No. 712).

Archaeological Services Unit, University College, Cork.